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C-T, or computed tomography, is a series of x-rays done in 3 dimensional 'slices' of the study area of the body, which allows for very specific detail of the imaged area. A C-T may be either non-contrast, contrast, or both. No matter what part of the body is being imaged, the liquid contrast material is injected intravenously. A nurse or specially trained technician will start an IV, usually in the arm, and inject the contrast material, and then the C-T scan is performed. If both non-contrast and contrast studies are being performed, the non-contrast study is done first.

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